ASHDALE Secondary College will open its doors to the community to showcase student works, artistic and musical talent, mock trials, educational workshops and student sporting abilities.
The Ashdale Showcase on December 9 from 5pm to 8pm will highlight student achievements from all learning areas and its specialist programs and academies.
The event will also launch the Darch college’s annual art exhibition with Girrawheen MLA Margaret Quirk formally opening the exhibition about 5.45pm.
Student works will be open to the public all week during school hours, and on Saturday, December 14 from 11am to 2pm in the college’s Galileo Theatre.
Art on display will include a combined painting and embroidery piece by Year 12 student Keren Corbel that won one of five “highly commended” awards at the St George’s Art Awards Night in July.
Visitors can see mock trials, science workshops, virtual reality experiences and the school’s robotics league at the showcase.
The event will also feature the Cluster Cup, an annual competition including four teams of Year 5 students from the cluster primary schools who take on science, technology, engineering and maths challenges.
“We are excited to hold our first complete showcase of student work across the college from all disciplines,” principal Kylie Bottcher said.
“This event allows students the opportunity to share with the wider community key projects and other aspects that they have been working on throughout the 2019 year.
“This year we have decided to combine the showcase with our annual art collective exhibition and hope that parents and the wider will join us at this end of year celebration.”
Kingsway Markets regulars will be serving food at the Westport Parade school, including Il Borgo dei Sapori and Little Dutchies.